Sterilization

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Our office adheres to the most rigorous standards of infection control advocated by OSHA, (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), the US Centers for Disease Control and the American Dental Association.  We utilize autoclave sterilization and barrier techniques to reduce the risk of infection.

When you come to our office you can rest assured that our sterilization protocol meets or exceeds the guidelines issued by the Center For Disease Control and the Occupational Safety and Health Agency. Some of the precautions we take are as follows:

  • Instrument sterilization is performed under heat and pressure.
  • Our dental handpieces are heat sterilized after each use.
  • Disposable items are used whenever possible.
  • Anesthetic cartridges and needles are all discarded after one use.
  • Plastic barriers are in use throughout the office.
  • Before and after each patient, all work surfaces, lights’ and units are disinfected with a strong bactericidal and viricidal agent.
  • New gloves are worn by the clinical staff for each patient. It is not uncommon to use several pairs of new gloves for a patient if the procedure is lengthy.
  • Antiseptic handwash is readily available and used.

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Training

Training of our staff is an ongoing process with an in-office review of sterilization procedures as well as continuing education courses updating us on the latest techniques and standards. You may be assured that our commitment to you, and all of our patients, demands that we employ all technological advancements as they become available to insure your health and well being.

We work hard each day to ensure our patients receive the very best in care and service, including our sterilization practices.  The more you know about our daily procedures and policies, the more comfortable you will feel.

 

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